"Technology Platform on Farm
Animal Breeding and Reproduction FABRE-TP"
FABRE-TP aims to support stakeholder involvement in the set up of a partnership led by industry to tackle major issues concerning sustainable animal breeding and reproduction in Europe, and the developing world. It aims to mobilize the research, technological development and innovation efforts in Europe, and to bring together key stakeholders around a common vision for the development of the technologies and issues around farm animal breeding and reproduction. A vision paper on farm animal breeding and reproduction on the medium to long term (15-20 years) was published in March 2006. Currently, a strategy for implementation is being drafted, discussed and implemented.
Technology Platform “Plants
for the Future”
The European Technology Platform "Plants for the Future"
is a stakeholder forum on plant genomics and biotechnology
that was initiated by the European Commission on the request
of the Brussels European Council of March 2003. It is supported
by the European Commission via a Specific Support Action
in FP6 and the major public and private stakeholders. It
is coordinated by EPSO and EuropaBio.
The stakeholders are academia, industry (crop improvement,
seed, food, feed, new products, retailers etc.), agricultural,
forestry, educational, financial, consumer and environmental
organisations.The four challenges for society to which the
plant sector can contribute are articulated in the Vision
and Research Agenda papers as:
- Healthy, safe and sufficient food and feed
- Sustainable agriculture, forestry and landscape
- Green products
- Competitiveness, consumer choice and governance
European Technology Platform for Global
Animal Health - Vision 2015
A "European Technology Platform for Global Animal
Health" was launched on 16 December 2004 in Brussels.
The platform led by industry brings together the
veterinary pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies,
livestock producers, research institutions, universities,
regulatory authorities and the financial world. It is supported
by Development Commissioner Louis Michel, Science and Research
Commissioner Janez Potocnik and Health and Consumer Protection
Commissioner Markos Kyprianou. The initiative is being set
up to deliver new or improved tools, in particular
vaccines and diagnostics, for the control and prevention
of major animal diseases both in the developing
world and in Europe.
Technology Platform of the European Forest-Based
The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois),
The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) and the
Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) have set
up a project to establish a Technology Platform for the
This project aims at establishing and implementing the sector’s
R&D roadmap for the future and is supported by a wide
range of different stakeholders.
Food for Life
The challenging opportunities for improving welfare and
well-being in Europe through research and innovation in
the European agro-food industry, together with the size,
nature and regional importance of this industry sector,
justify the inclusion of a food ETP amongst the some 25
existing ETPs at various stages of development.
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Industrial Biotechnology Platform
The industry led technology platform on sustainable chemistry
which brings together the leading chemical industries with
the new emerging biotechnology sector was launched in 2004
in recognition that biotechnology has an important contribution
to make to a sustainable and competitive chemical industry.
The platform is a multi-stakeholder forum, involving other
industrial stakeholders such as the textile industry, detergents,
the pulp and paper industries, and is designed to develop
a European strategic research agenda and carry out joint
research projects. Industrial Biotechnology or ‘white
biotech’ is a multidisciplinary technology, which
can be used to produce goods on an industrial scale, while
respecting the environment and has shown to be good for
people, planet and profit. The technology uses all the tricks
that life and nature provide to produce goods like antibiotics,
detergents, plastics and fuels.